Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2019


R100.00 | Club R85.00


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Made from early ripened Chardonnay grapes at 21 to 22 degrees bailing, this Chardonnay gets its complexity from the continual lees stirring movement in the Nomblot egg tank. The combination of good grapes and minimal intervention shows in the wine.


Glen Carlou is synonymous with Chardonnay, having successfully made two wooded Chardonnay styles for more than 30 years – our classic Chardonnay and our single vineyard Quartz Stone Chardonnay.


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Tasting Notes

On the palate the wine has medium acidity with flavours of pineapple and quince; the lees give the wine a soft creamy finish. Often it is the creamy finish that creates a perception of sweetness, but the wine is nonetheless dry.

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Additional Information


Chardonnay 100%

Harvest Date

Late January to mid February 2016


Alc: 13% | RS: 2.0 | TA: 5.1g/l | pH: 3.31


100% fermentation in Nomblot concrete egg shaped tanks.


Aged for 6 months unsulfured on heavy lees.

Bottling Date

August 2016

Winemaker’s Note

Made from early ripened Chardonnay grapes at 21 to 22 degrees bailing, Glen Carlou uses special water-bent barrels from a cooper in France. These sophisticated barrels impart a light touching of oak and allow the fruit to express itself, producing Glen Carlou’s Classic Chardonnay style. The fruit for this wine is sourced from ten different vineyard sites. All fruit for this wine is hand harvested over a three week period resulting in a number of batches with varying sugar and acidity levels. The result is a well balanced wine with elegance and restraint.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Enjoy with fresh grilled prawns or fish, salmon fishcakes or vegetable terrine.


Recommended recipes:


Franschhoek trout with bone marrow ragout


Chilled tomato soup with tomato gelée


Country terrine with fig chutney

Fact Sheets

Unwooded Chardonnay 2018

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2018 – Gold


Unwooded Chardonnay 2015

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2016 – Gold

Platter Guide 2017 – 3.5 stars


Unwooded Chardonnay 2014

Platter Guide 2016 – 4 stars


Unwooded Chardonnay 2013

Platter Guide 2015 – 4 stars

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 2014 – 85 points

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver


Unwooded Chardonnay 2012

Platter Guide 2013 – 3.5 stars

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